Large enterprises distributed over vast distances face considerable security challenges when it comes to protecting their assets through access control, video surveillance and alarms. SIA membership consists of the world’s leading manufacturers and integrators of commercial security solutions to provide assurance to these organizations.

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Smart Building Technology: Is it Time You Make the Switch?

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In 2020, 75% of real estate executives anticipated that smart buildings would become the norm within five years. Now, almost three years after the announcement, many CRE professionals still struggle to incorporate these tools into their overall building strategy…and that is becoming a problem. First things first… What is a Smart Building? Before we dive…

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SIA Proptech Advisory Board Speaker Series with Greystar’s Dr. Cris Kimbrough

In the first of a regular series of interview with commercial real estate leaders, SIA Proptech Advisory Board member Jen Macías DeMeyer, vice president of growth for Homebase, interviews Cris Kimbrough, Ph.D., the senior director for smart building technology at commercial real estate firm Greystar. Want to understand how commercial real estate end users think…

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The Added Value of Security Data for Proptech

According to Snowflake Inc., a data warehouse usually consists of data sources from operational and transactional systems. But wait, doesn’t that describe an access control system? And if so, why is it taking companies so long to consider security systems as one of the fundamental data sources for any data warehousing solution?  I mean, the data has always been there – right? There are in fact…

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Coming Soon: Security Trends Research on the Commercial Real Estate Sector From SIA’s Proptech Advisory Board

The Security Industry Association (SIA) Proptech Advisory Board (PTAB) is excited to announce that we will be introducing a first-of-its-kind report focused on security solutions trends in the proptech and commercial real estate sector. We’ve enlisted CREtech – a company with extensive experience in proptech and commercial real estate that offers research, events and the largest international…

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Making the Case for a Systems Approach to Ballistic Security

In Bullet-Resistant Systems, Key Components Come Together to Build Something Greater For those unfamiliar with ballistic security, it would be easy to assume the process is as simple as a single piece of bullet-resistant glass. The terms themselves – “ballistic”, “bulletproof” and “bullet-resistant” – tend to inspire confidence, and the average person may not be…

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SIA GovSummit Tackles Top Issues in Perimeter Security and Combating New and Enhanced Threats

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The Security Industry Association put together an excellent industry/government/researcher event in the form of the 2022 SIA GovSummit, held May 25-26 in Washington, D.C. Pulling together more than 50 speakers on dozens of topics, this year’s GovSummit featured presentations on standards, budget trends, new initiatives and all manner of topics covering everything from how SIA can…

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